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Manager, Substance Use Initiatives

Company: Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers
Location: Worcester
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionMASSACHUSETS LEAGUE OF COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS Manager, Substance Use InitiativesReports To: Director, Substance Use InitiativesSalary Range: $62,000 - $72,000Location: Worcester/Boston, MAThis position will provide leadership and oversight to support the implementation and coordination of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) MAT-PDOA grant. This SAMHSA grant is designed to increase access to and retention in Office-Based Addiction Treatment (OBAT) that utilizes medications to treat opioid use disorder (OUD) and recovery from substance use disorders (SUD) at partnering community health centers (CHC).This position will coordinate all aspects of the grant including initial start-up, contracting and budgeting, evaluation and reporting, and ensuring specified deliverables are fulfilled. This position will also support the Director, Substance Use Initiatives with planning and implementing substance use-related capacity building efforts, advocacy, and training and technical assistance provided on behalf of and to Massachusetts CHCs.Essential Functions/Responsibilities:Lead Grant Program Implementation

  • Develop and oversee contract start-up and implementation strategy for executing SAMHSA MAT-PDOA grant
  • Plan and facilitate quarterly grant Steering Committee meetings and monthly calls
  • Oversee project budget and track monthly invoicing in stewardship of SAMHSA funding
  • Assess and respond to ongoing training and TA needs of CHC grant partners. ยท Monitor performance and support grant evaluation, including Government Performance Results Act (GPRA) reporting
  • Act as liaison between, and coordinate work among, the MassLeague, SAMHSA Government Program Officer, Grant Evaluators, and CHCs partnering on the grant
  • Draft SAMHSA required bi-annual progress reports, inclusive of CHC progress toward achieving grant deliverables
  • Develop partnerships among various community stakeholders by representing the MassLeague and grant partners at relevant meetings
  • Gather data and report on emerging trends, needs, and barriers to care for those with OUD
  • Maintain strong working relationships with training and technical assistance providers that support effective substance use disorder care at community health centers
  • Support the Director, Substance Use Initiatives with training, technical assistance, and other capacity-building initiatives
    • Develop and maintain training resource list
    • Manage communication to and listserv for MassLeague's online substance use community
    • Attend and support MassLeague Monthly CHC OBAT/SUD Forum
    • Support planning, registration, facilitation and general administration of substance use and recovery-related webinars, trainings, and events
    • Regularly review and manage SUD and Recovery related content posted on MassLeague website
    • Participate in weekly check-ins with supervisor to review work planning, performance, opportunities for growth, and other aspects of role and responsibilities
    • Participate in periodic Clinical Health Affairs Team meetings with members of the DepartmentKnowledge / Degree / License Requirements:
      • Clinical graduate degree preferred (e.g. MPH, MSW, MSN)
      • Knowledge of clinical and public health best practices and standards
      • In-depth knowledge of current public health and statewide health care initiatives helpful
      • Substance Use Disorder / Opioid Use Disorder, Treatment utilizing Medications, Recovery Culture and Recovery CoachingExperience / Skill Requirements:
        • Three to five years of project/contract management and grant coordination experience preferred, including experience with contract start-up, strategic planning and work plan development, contractor accountability, budgeting, and project evaluation and reporting
        • Experience working in public/community health setting: community nonprofit, foundation, government agency, or similar organization (CHC experience preferred)
        • Direct experience with behavioral health and substance use preferred
        • Demonstrated experience supporting health and racial equity work through identifying and responding to inequity, structural racism, and the unique needs of historically underserved populations
        • Experience utilizing health informatics, outcome measurement, data and reporting tools to drive health equity, decision-making, and quality improvement
        • Ability to problem solve at a systems-level (e.g. identify and address gaps in service, barriers to care, etc.)
        • Experience leading diverse stakeholder project teams and planning / facilitating meetings
        • Ability to work well in a fast-paced environment, juggle many priorities and handle stress in a professional and positive manner
        • Strong computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Virtual Connectivity Platforms e.g. Go to Webinar, Zoom, Skype for Business, etc.)
        • Strong oral and written communication skills - grant report writing experience preferred

          Other Required Duties / Functions
          • Travel Required: Ability to drive, and/or have consistent, reliable transportation to support travel to meetings in a variety of locations (e.g. CHCs, conferences, events, trainings) both statewide and nationwide, some locations may not be accessible by public transportation
          • Physical: Most time spent sitting, with up to 1/3 of time walking or standing. There are no restrictions on the ability to interrupt periods of sitting. Manual dexterity is required for typing, filing, etc. Minimal lifting. Vision requirements as appropriate for working on computer and with typed and handwritten materials.
          • Environmental: Climate controlled office with a moderately noisy work environmentReasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position description.Benefits package includes health insurance, dental insurance, short and long-term disability coverage, life insurance, 403b retirement plan, and earned paid sick and vacation time.MassLeague's Mission: To promote population health equity for all through leadership and programs supporting community health centers and members in achieving their goals of accessible, quality, comprehensive, and community-responsive health care.

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Keywords: Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers, Worcester , Manager, Substance Use Initiatives, Executive , Worcester, Massachusetts

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